Without Name is a new horror film coming to cinemas on Element Pictures on May 5th directed by Dubliner Lorcan Finnegan. The film looks creepy AF. This is the first full-length film from Finnegan who is known for his Dublin street Instagram portraits and work on commercials and short films. For the soundtrack to Without… Read more »

Posted on April 26th, 2017

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As featured on the Silicon Valley series 4 premiere this past weekend, DJ Shadow And Nas have hooked up for their first collaboration. It’s fun to hear these two together for the first time but it lacks a spark that gels. When RTJ and Shadow got together on ‘Nobody Speak’, it was taut and well-rounded…. Read more »

Posted on April 26th, 2017

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Dublin soul rockers The Hot Sprockets have returned with a new single called ‘Right Spots’, the first from an upcoming album. Hear it below as a first listen. The band are increasing their activity in time for summer with a headline show at Opium Rooms on Saturday May 13th. The gig will also feature a… Read more »

Posted on April 24th, 2017

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The Dublin singer-songwriter Ailbhe Reddy is currently excelling at this music thing. Building on last yer’s debut EP Hollowed Out Sea and January’s once-off single ‘Relent’, Reddy has released a new EP which gets a first listen through Nialler9 today. Attach To Memory features four tracks (and one edit) of recent songs recorded in a… Read more »

Posted on April 24th, 2017

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This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists. Nialler9 Weekly playlist 1. Ardyn – ‘Together’ The new single from English duo is produced by Tourist and has a lovely soft-rock Fleetwood Mac vibe in the chorus. One for the re-spin. 2. Jafaris – ‘If You Love… Read more »

Posted on April 21st, 2017

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With so many releases flying at you, here are recommended vetted listens from Nialler9 for you this week, as collated in the Nialler9 New Albums Spotify playlist, updated weekly. 1. Overcoats – Young New Yorkers Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell have been developing their harmonic folk pop since before they spent a summer in Ireland… Read more »

Posted on April 21st, 2017

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With 25-dates coming up in Ireland and the UK, their largest tour in this part of the world in 25 years, Kraftwerk will release a special 3-D version of their albums on May 26th. We know they’ve been doing 3D shows as they did at Longitude a couple of years back but what makes these… Read more »

Posted on April 21st, 2017

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‘Inner City Life’ is a classic 1994 drum and bass track from Goldie, one of the defining dance records from the decade as featured on the Timeless album. With Record Store Day coming tomorrow (what’s happening live in the shops around Ireland), the enigmatic producer has remixed the song especially for Record Store Day on… Read more »

Posted on April 21st, 2017

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As I wrote recently, my hometown of Newbridge, Kildare has clearly punched above its regional weight in the music stakes in recent times. Now, taking its name from the phone area code, 045 Recordings is a group of the new generation of artists from the town who are presenting music together. The first release is… Read more »

Posted on April 21st, 2017

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Jordan McCuaig is a Belfast producer and DJ who co-runs The Night Institute club and releases music on his Nocturne label. For his second release Nocturne 002 on May 5th, he has three original tracks of his own and two edits of of ‘No Love Lust’ from Tuff City Kids (Gerd Janson and Lauer) on… Read more »

Posted on April 20th, 2017

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New Irish four-piece band Birds Of Olympus fronted by John ‘Spud’ Murphy (formerly of Hybrasil) only havea debut song out so far but they’ve already made the jump to find bigger audiences at SXSW and this week at Canadian Music Week. ‘Vine Of The Soul’ is a fine slice of psychedelic-leaning indie-pop and now has… Read more »

Posted on April 20th, 2017

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Elaine Mai follows up her nostalgic summer haze track from last year – ‘Enniscrone’ with ‘The Colour Of The Night’, the lead track off the EP off the same name. The track is a song about personal grief shaded through an elegiac electronic production that offers light in the dark through strings and voice. Elaine… Read more »

Posted on April 20th, 2017

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On Friday, Kendrick Lamar dropped his brilliant new album DAMN. On Sunday, King Kenny slayed his Coachella performance. As rumoured there was no second album following the Jesus is risen narrative, but that’s perfectly fine, there’s a lot to unpack with DAMN. as is. ‘DNA’, the album’s most intense cut which is framed by a… Read more »

Posted on April 19th, 2017

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Update: Prince’s New EP Pulled From iTunes After Lawsuit This Friday marks the one-year passing of Prince and while his label has wasted no time in getting his music on streaming services and repackaging his hits, there is still a lot of music in that Paisley Park vault, the first of which is to come… Read more »

Posted on April 19th, 2017

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